Classical Ancients in Central London 2015
This was the first (of hopefully many) 1-day Central London L'Art de la Guerre competitions, covering the Classical period in 15mm. With a turnout of 26 players, split fairly evenly between Central London and the Rest of the World (ie mostly SELWG) a good time, and a good curry, was had by all. Many people had played less than half a dozen, or in some cases even less games of ADLG, but the rules flowed quickly, and there were very few umpire calls, all of which could be resolved by a quick (but polite) dose of "RTFM" !
The lists from the players at Central London can be seen here in the L'Art de la Guerre Wiki.
The range of armies in the competition was unsurprisingly weighted towards the Classical standards, of Alexandrian, Seleucid, Successor and a handful of Romans. All games were played at 200 points, with a 2 & 1/4 hour duration. Round one featured 13 games and 6 decisive results, after which a fairly solid Swiss pairing (a few SELWG/SELWG and London/London pairings were manually adjusted out in mid table) saw 9 decisive results in the time allowed. Round 3, again pretty close to pure Swiss, saw 7 decisive results out of 13.
|1||Steve Tanner||Classical Indian||97||37||100||234|
|3||Dave Saunders||Alexandrian Macedonian||97||94||33||224|
|4||Clive McLeod||Alexandrian Macedonian||13||91||92||196|
|6||Geoff Punshon||Republican Roman||41||37||96||174|
|8||Dave Allen||Republican Roman||35||91||37||163|
|8||Alan Goodearl||Early Successor||97||33||33||163|
|10||Jesse Schoor||Macedonian Successor||33||94||35||162|
|12||Andy Finkel||Alexandrian Macedonian||97||16||35||148|
|14||Elliott Woodruff||Late Aechemnid Persian||17||93||34||144|
|15||Sean Walker||Later Makedonian||37||98||0||135|
|16||Madan Mitra||Alexander the Great||13||19||98||130|
|17||Chris McNeill||Warring States Chinese||15||94||14||123|
|17||Denis Grey||Republican Roman||13||16||94||123|
|20||Gordon Jamieson||Graeco Indian w/Kushan||29||39||33||101|
|24||Tony Rodwell||Alexander the Great||29||31||16||76|
|26||Dean Tolitt||Classical Greek||19||12||12||43|
Photos from the Games
Romans struggling against the Greek pike phalanx
Phalanx on Phalanx action, as the skirmishers get out of the way!
Players all keeping busy
Sparta tests it's resolve against superior technology
Games underway in round 2
The Armenians try to leverage their better maneuverability
Carthaginian Spears hold on against Indian chariots whilst the Gauls look for a flank to attack
ADLG, as Barker intended ...
The Chinese chariots try to overwhelm the flank as their infantry struggle against pikemen
Phalanxes with nothing to fight!
Hannibal fancies his chances on this one...
Top table action in round 3
You can buy ADLG in the UK from North Star Miniatures, and is only £27 for the full rules, and all army lists included in just one book. It can also be bought from several other retailers at shows
There is a UK Yahoo Group, as well as a US Yahoo Group, plus of course the main ADLG forum where you can find out more about the rules and about events.
Read the Madaxeman blog post that argues that ADLG is potentially A Very Good Thing right now for UK ancients gaming